National Museum Of KoreaCurrently Closed
- Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-220779000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Family And Kids
National Museum Of Korea - Review
Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks from China, Japan and Central Asia. In the Calligraphy and painting gallery, visitors will encounter woodworks, Buddhist paintings and many other beautiful creations. There is also a prehistoric and ancient history gallery that has objects from the Paleolithic age, the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. For a true enthusiast, this museum is like a wonderland that not only educates but fascinates too. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seoul Itinerary 5 Days.
National Museum Of Korea Information
- Special Services: Wheelchair ramp, parking spaces, restrooms, free wheelchair rental service (10 available), elevator
- Sign-language interpretation service available, as well as video & audio guide rental.
- Parking available, Fee applicable.
- Foreign Language Interpretation services available.
National Museum Of Korea Ticket Prices
- Free admission: Permanent Exhibition, Children's Museum, Free Planned Exhibition
- Children's Museum: Information desk at the museum entrance
- Ticket purchase is available at the ticket booth in front of Planned Exhibition Hall. Visitors should present their admission ticket to enter paid special exhibitions.
National Museum Of Korea Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Mondays (except Holiday Mondays).
- During weeks with a Holiday Monday, the museum will be closed on the first non-holiday weekday.
- Timings for Children’s museum : Refer to official website
How To reach National Museum Of Korea by Public Transport
- Nearest subway: Ichon, Seobinggo
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Seoul before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Seoul and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting National Museum Of Korea
95% of people who visit Seoul include National Museum Of Korea in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
29.15% of people start their National Museum Of Korea visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Museum Of Korea
92.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Museum Of Korea
National Museum Of Korea Map
National Museum Of Korea Trips
National Museum Of Korea, Seoul Reviews
Very interesting museum. My friends and I had a lovely time. We were given a free guided tour in English. The museum is very big so you can stay there for a long time. It is also located in a very nice place in Seoul. I would love to visit it again.
If you are a museum lover then this is a must see. It covers the whole of Korean history up to modern times and houses some master works and national treasures of this county. The building is beautiful and the layout of nothing to complain about. The museum also has two separate halls that hosts international history related exhibits. There change roughly every 3 months. I have recently seen exhibits about iron, French palaces, the Mongolians and the ancient middle east. Some are better, some are just OK. The gift main gift shop, near the (expensive) cafeteria has some interesting souvenirs to buy. But more importantly, it has a nice selection of books on Korea and Korean culture.
Greta place to learn about Korean history, Art, Culture at one place. If you go there by subway, we will see another awesome displays on the way this museum. You can enjoy those displays while you were on moving walk. The Museum is huge and contains lots of items telling the history of Korea. One thing to remember, in order to enter this museum, you need to go through the metal detection security gate like airports....and all your belongings must go through the x-ray machine...thus pack light!
It is too big with 3 floors. We visited 2special exhibitions . Every 2-3 weeks special exhibition will change. Special exhibition is chargeable. We paid 10000krw. The main museum is free to visit. When we visited in August there was a dance show was also their. Near museum dragon falls was there , which will be very nice during Autumn season. If you just want to spend sometime you van visit.
Great museum and very well laid out. Bottom floor focuses on history, starting with prehistory on the right side and wrapping around ending with the Japanese occupation prior to WWI. The upper floors focus on art from painting and calligraphy to pottery and sculpture. There are quite a few beautiful private collections as well. There was no Special Exhibit when I went. Attached to a Children's Museum, which is quite popular judging by the crowds, though I did not explore. 80% of exhibits included English-language translation.